Caring for the Soul by Caring for the Mind

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Catholic Charities’ Behavioral Health Services supports and empowers vulnerable adults struggling with mental illness, guiding them on their road to self-sufficiency. Conditions like substance abuse and bipolar disorder may not be obvious to some, but they present significant and unique barriers to success. If left untreated or unsupported, persistent mental health challenges can prevent people …

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Mental Health Workers Serve on Front Line of the Pandemic

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature
Since the start of the pandemic, we have heard so many stories of heroism from health care workers who are fighting the virus on the front lines. But most people may not be aware that there is another group of essential workers serving on the front lines: behavioral health providers. While many mental health services …

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Volunteer Dental Providers Continue to Care for Patients

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
At Catholic Charities, we understand that dental care is critical to our clients’ overall well-being, even during a pandemic. Each year we treat thousands of uninsured or low-income patients with the generosity of our volunteer providers. Though this crisis has affected how we provide care, our volunteer dentists and hygienists have made it possible to …

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D.C. Medical Clinic Transitions to Volunteer Model

Categories: Clinical Services, Feature, Volunteering
Last year, Catholic Charities’ professional service volunteers donated $24.7 million in pro-bono assistance to the people we serve. From legal aid to dental care, these providers contributed life-changing support to our clients. So when we reopened the medical clinic at the Spanish Catholic Center as a Volunteer Medical Clinic, we knew volunteers would step up …

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Mental Health Services Adapt to Changing Needs

Categories: Clinical Services, Community Outreach, Disabilities Services, Feature, Homeless Services
Mental Health
Many Washingtonians who are homeless or live in poverty also struggle with mental health issues. Catholic Charities DC’s behavioral health department provides this vulnerable population with the care and community they need to lead more independent lives. But once the pandemic shut down most in-person medical services, the team was forced to adapt its services …

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